BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!
BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!
"...[Scott's performance] is still the glue holding together this blunt study of war..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...One of the best American movies....A great film....The opening shot is a stunner..." Chicago Sun-Times "...[PATTON] still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance as George S. Patton..."USA Today "[A] riveting portrayal of rampant egomania with Scott fully deserving of his best actor Oscar." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's certainly a great performance from Scott, a seamless, pity-free portrayal." Total Film
Spin (5/92, p.16) - "...a triumphant return with a fifth heaping hamper of catchy, crafty guitar-pop ditties via [Dando's] wonderful Lemonheads..."Q (12/99, p.74) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (1/93) - p.72) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[L]istening to IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY now, what's most striking is an emotional frailty at the heart of these swift and memorable little songs..."Magnet (p.100) - "RAY still sounds remarkably fresh, retaining its bouncy, subdued edge with a sense of humor the Lemonheads' peers painfully lacked."Reflex (11/10/92, p.72) - "...catchy...it would be a shame not to buy RAY..." Option (Nov.-Dec./92, p.124) - "...altogether more assured...thanks to some unabashedly great songs like the title tune, this should prove wildly popular..."Q (Magazine) (p.148) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]areworn guitar pop, equally grounded in punk and Gram Parsons, a fusion that found its near-perfect embodiment on 1992's IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he whole thing was washed in a sweet, dopey, lazy sunniness that gave warmth to everything it touched..."Paste (magazine) (p.73) - "Its sugary, lilting melodies and the boy/girl harmonies of frontman Evan Dando and then-bassist Juliana Hatfield were unexpected..."Pitchfork (Website) - "Almost 16 years after its initial release, Dando's slacker pop sounds almost Zen. Those short songs now seem concise and even disciplined. What was once mopey now plays as something much more complex and contradictory: exuberant pop melancholy."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is an interesting juncture indeed, charming in its sunny naivety."
"Tom Tykwer's glossy, high finance conspiracy thriller is a spectacular looking film with an unsettling intensity."Hollywood Reporter "THE INTERNATIONAL gets high marks for timeliness....It's a well-made and handsome drama....Clive Owen does a fine job..."USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "The movie has a scene in it Hitchcock might have envied, a gun battle ranging up and down the ramps of the Guggenheim Museum in New York....The visuals are terrific..."Chicago Sun-Times "Shot by Tykwer's usual cinematographer Frank Griebe, THE INTERNATIONAL exhibits noticeable visual style as it gallivants around the world, and it also has some solid action sequences."Los Angeles Times "THE INTERNATIONAL is in many ways a throwback to the monochrome urban thrillers of the 1970s, with the added topical twist of having a diabolical financial institution at its center....The compulsively watchable Owen makes for an ideal leading man..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]n Tykwer's assured hands, and boasting dazzling photography, THE INTERNATIONAL rises tot he top of the espionage pile."Total Film "Owen supplies the needed center of gravity....Owen has proved himself the thinking man and woman's action hero, serving up brains and brawn in a hypnotic wrapper."Rolling Stone "Both Watts and Owen give solid performances as determined investigators, but it's the chemistry between them that makes the whole thing work."Premiere "[T]he star of the pic may well be NYC's Guggenheim Museum and Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, both of which figure in cool action chase sequences that pay handsome dividends."Entertainment Weekly
Spin (p.90) - "This scholarly 26-song 2004 compilation documents the century-long tradition of contraband-running ballads..."Dirty Linen (p.66) - "You'd be hard-pressed to find a better documented project, which makes this an essential purchase for anyone who's interested in mid-20th-century Mexican music."
"Infinitely darker and more disturbing than its sister show....Well worth a look." Uncut
Rolling Stone (10/14/99, p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...showcases the personal growth of a group that has survived more than its share of grief, including a lousy industry reputation...and the deaths of two members....proves that sometimes in hip-hop, there is life after death."The Source (10/99, p.222) - 4.5 mics out of 5 - "...tight beats and samples that create the right mood at the right time and well-crafted rhymes to go with them....CLE is still one of the better LPs of the Indian summer heat wave."The Source (10/99, p.222) - 4.5 mics out of 5 - "...tight beats and samples that create the right mood at the right time and well-crafted rhymes to go with them....CLE is still one of the better LPs of the Indian summer heat wave."
Spin (6/96, p.117) - "...an eerie blend of Appalchian balladry, fiddle breakdowns, ragtime beats, and revival moans. When roots is what you crave, dig deep."Mojo (Publisher) (6/96, p.124) - "...almost 70 tracks of songs and music from the era when the emerging blues had not yet obliterated the rags, reels and ballads that preceded it... moving and illuminating music....The sound engineering is terrific..."New York Times (Publisher) (4/14/96, Sec.2, p.30) - "...BEFORE THE BLUES offers a tour of folk ballads, ragtime melodies, church hymns and breakdown dances that is as listenable as it is enlightening..."
"...This seductive, bittersweet 1960 classic was Billy Wilder's last great film....Its layers of satire and genuine tenderness resonate..." -- 5 out of 5 stars Total Film "...Fresh....[MacLaine's performance] breaks through Lemmon's brittle good cheer..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly 5 stars out of 5 -- "Lemmon gives on of his best performances ever, in a part written specifically for him..."Ultimate DVD "By the time he made THE APARTMENT, Wilder had become a master at a kind of sardonic, satiric comedy that had sadness at its center."Chicago Sun-Times
"...A significant landmark in the history of cinema. It's also, as the original posters proclaimed, 'the ultimate trip'..." -- 5 out of 5 stars Total Film "...[A] masterpiece....It is one of the noblest and most awesome works of film..." Chicago Sun-Times "With 2001, Stanley Kubrick proved that a sci-fi movie could be philosophical rather than pulpy, profound rather than pedantic." Premiere